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Winter Term Courses

Winter Term 2020

For an up-to-the-minute course listing, including class size and available space, see the Winter Term Schedule, which is automatically updated by the Registrar's Office.

Dates

December 7–January 16
(Partners schools' course end dates may vary.)

Online Course Terms:

  1. Synchronous courses include specified days and times, during which the instructor and all students actively engage in an online conversation or other online experiences together. Synchronous sessions are an essential and required component of the course, so please note these days and times as you register.
  2. Asynchronous courses require all students to participate in an online exchange (e.g. discussion board) on the days indicated but permit a flexible schedule within that time.
  3. Hybrid courses employ a combination of traditional and online teaching methods. Portions of the course take place in a physical classroom, but online methods are also used to present course content, to help students explore and engage with course materials and ideas, and to cultivate academic dialogue.

Courses offered by Gordon College

Online Registration for Gordon Courses opens as follows: November 2 (Seniors), November 5 (Juniors), November 9 (Sophomores), November 12 (First-years)

BCM 308 Christian Theology 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Sharon Ketcham 
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core Theology

Course Description
This course introduces students to the key ideas, traditions, and people who have shaped the development of Christian theology from antiquity to the present. Students are invited to the study and reflection on theology as a foundation for Christian thought, as a guide to the Church, and as a primary resource for living reflective lives in response to the gospel. Prerequisites: BCM 101, BCM 103

BCM308 Syllabus

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ENG 140 Core Seminar in Literature: Magical Realism 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Andrew Logemann 
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Literature

Course Description
Magical realism is a global genre of fiction that uses experimental narrative techniques to tell stories in striking and unsettling ways. According to critic Roger Holland, magical realist texts “re-imagin[e] ‘reality’ in ways that challenge readers to deconstruct both text and the contexts in which they live. A ‘book’ classified as magic realism tells its stories from the perspective of people who live in our world and experience a different reality from the one we call reality.” In magical realism, the supernatural becomes an unremarkable, unquestioned part of reality, while aspects of ordinary life are rendered strange and extraordinary. We will read novels and short stories from different cultural contexts–South America, North America, South Asia–to compare the ways these writers use magical realist techniques and the effects they have for us as part of their global audience.

ENG140 Syllabus

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GEN 371 Vocational Exploration and Career Preparation 
Credits: 2
Instructor: Dr. Greg Bish
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Explores theology of vocation, calling, tools and processes for the workplace, identity in Christ, vision for a well-lived life, and design thinking. Students develop a greater understanding of God’s redemptive work and their place within His mission. Questions such as “How do I find a job that I like or maybe even love?”, “How do I balance my career with my family?”, and “How can I make a difference in the world?”, with the goal of furthering understanding and practice of an integrated life under Christ’s lordship are addressed.

GEN371 Syllabus

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HIS 121 Historical Perspectives  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Beverly Armstrong
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core

Course Description
Examines the human activity of culture building, development and change within societies, and the interaction of diverse people groups across a broad swathe of history. Explores the story of Christianity from its roots in the ancient Middle East through the early modern European Renaissance and Reformations to more recent flourishing in the global cultures of the contemporary world, in the context of political, technological, social, and cultural developments. Explores Christian traditions, missionary endeavors, reform movements, and relationships between historic adherents of different world religions. Particular attention is paid to worldviews and the interface of religious belief, systems of thought, and actions taken by individuals and groups. Introduces students to the critical evaluation of historical evidence found in primary source documents, oral tradition, and material culture.

HIS121 Syllabus

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NSM 250 Science and Faith in Conversation  Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Dorothy Boorse
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Explores topics of the Christian faith as they relate to the nature and process of science with topical examples. Modules include the nature of science and its relation to religious belief, care of creation, novel technologies, and creation origins.  Fully online, some synchronous meetings. This is a pilot course and can be taken for general elective credit. It does not count for major or core requirements.

NSM250 Syllabus

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PHI 118 The Examined Life  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Mark Gedney
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Common Core Philosophy

Course Description
Introduces students to important historical and thematic issues about what it means to be human: Who are we? What is our place in the cosmos and how do we relate to the natural world around us? What does it mean to find an object or work of art beautiful? What does it mean to live well as opposed to just living? What is the best way to live well together as a society of persons? How can we know what is true? And how, given that we are made in God’s image, are we to understand our relationship to God?

PHI118 Syllabus

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POL 104 American National Politics  
Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Timothy Sherratt
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Social Sciences

Course Description
Critically examines basic commitments, institutions and processes of American politics; engages contemporary political debate; focuses on Constitution, political culture, interest groups, parties, Congress, Presidency and Supreme Court.

POL104 Syllabus

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MUS 241 Western Musical Masterworks 
Credits: 4
Instructor: Dr. Mary Montgomery Koppel 
Schedule: December 7–January 16 (Online Asynchronous)

Core Credit: Fine Arts

Course Description
Surveys great musical masterworks, their composers, historical development, musical form and style; listening skills, music vocabulary, recognition of historical style traits.

MUS241 Syllabus

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Courses offered by partner schools

Registration has closed as of December 1. Look for more courses from Campus in future terms!

Be sure to complete the Off-Campus Course Approval Form with your advisor and submit to the Registrar's office in Jenks.

*Please note: Course syllabi might not be specific to Winter Term, but are provided to give an idea of course content and expectations.

Abilene Christian University

PSYC 120 Introduction to Psychology (Rest for the Restless Heart) 
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Richard Beck and Rachel Riley
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
A comprehensive survey of the science of psychology emphasizing human behavior. 

PSYC120 Syllabus


Abilene Christian University

ENGL 221 Major British Writers I 
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Kyle Dickson
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
A sophomore-level, reading-intensive course focusing on the major authors, periods, and themes of British literature before 1789.

ENG221 Syllabus


Abilene Christian University

BIBO 440 Vocational Formation 
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Ben Riles
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
An analysis of the history and theology of vocation in the Christian tradition and its application in students’ lives.

BIBO440 syllabus coming soon


Indiana Wesleyan University

FIN 250 Financial Strategies for Life 
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Phil Gelatt
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
A general course dealing with the problems of the consumer in the American economic system; a practical study of personal consumption, buying habits, health and medical care, and housing; an introduction to investment; an introduction to insurance.

FIN250 Syllabus


Indiana Wesleyan University

SOC 210 Intergroup Relations  
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Brian Fry
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
Examines patterned relations between groups and populations in a variety of contexts, especially those characterized by differences in power and privilege.

SOC210 Syllabus


Indiana Wesleyan University

IAM3 Leadership  
Credits: 3
Instructor: Coach Greg Tonagel
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
In this course, students will learn about the I am 3rd posture for living and leading that puts God first, others second, and self third. Learners will be able to describe a way of life that puts God first, they will recognize the dispositions of people who embrace an I am 3rd posture, and they will articulate what it means to lead effectively when faced with defeat.

 

 


John Brown University

CS 1113 Introduction to Computing 
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Ted Song
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
An introduction to algorithmic problem-solving in the context of a modern programming language. Such topics as problem-solving strategies, basic data structures, data and procedural abstraction, and algorithm complexity are discussed. Three hours of lecture-discussion per week. An additional fee may be associated with this course.

CS1113 Syllabus


Lipscomb University

EN 2133 American Literature 1 
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Willie Steele
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
A study of American literature from colonial times through the Age of Romanticism with an emphasis on literary history.

EN2133 Syllabus


Lipscomb University

HI 2213 American History  
Credits: 3
Instructor: Dr. Tim Johnson
Schedule: December 7–January 19 (Online Asynchronous)

Course Description
An exploration into the history of the U.S. and its major moments and movements.

HI2213 Syllabus